November 2013 Blog Posts (138)

Information Technology Jobs to Look Out for in the New Year

Now that the New Year is approaching, you might be thinking about getting a new job. It is a common time for people to move from one position to another as they realise that they need to seek new opportunities to work towards their goals and aspirations. Don’t feel overwhelmed if you are in the same boat when it comes to your information technology (IT) career, as there are plenty of positions that may be of interest to you.…


Added by Simon Hopes on November 29, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Appreciate and Celebrate – Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Day

Think about your sales history. How often do you reach a goal, only to immediately start thinking of your NEXT goal?  Do you take time to appreciate and celebrate each achievement, or are you already on to your next client?  When you complete a task, do you look back and see all the things you could have, should have, done better or faster? …


Added by Scott Wintrip on November 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

HR Bite: Is Social Recruiting Good?

To know what’s in trend is of utmost importance to HR managers. They need to catch up with the trend & be onboard. For e.g.  Social Recruiting has impacted the recruitment horizon so profusely, that it’s difficult to separate nuances of professional and personal life.


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Added by Rchilli Parser on November 28, 2013 at 10:13am — 3 Comments

Hiring mistakes to avoid

Recruiting new staff is challenging and stressful…To avoid making hiring mistakes, it’s best to plan ahead. So apart from advertising the vacancies, looking at the time it takes to hire, getting the right number and quality of applicants and dealing with the admin burden, what else do employers need to look at? If handled properly, the hiring process can deliver a constant…


Added by Irina Nagy on November 28, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments

In Appreciation of Those Working On Thanksgiving


Wouldn't it be cool if for just a few days out of each year, we could really just hit "pause" and everyone take a day off? I mean everyone; on the same day. Can you imagine it? You probably wouldn't want to. Think beyond Walmart being closed. How about no gas stations, no hotels or restaurants open? No police or fire rescue available. No hospitals?



Added by Amy McDonald on November 28, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

A Feast of Hiring

It’s that time of year again. A time when we all get to slow down a little bit, catch our collective breaths and enjoy a little down time with family and friends… unless you’re a recruiter working within the retail industry. For them, this is perhaps the most stressful time of year, no matter how much pumpkin pie is on offer.

Just as it seems the holiday decorations come out earlier every year (seriously, I saw Santa crop up on my neighbor’s lawn before the first…


Added by Jed Hamilton on November 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Build a Comprehensive Resume with Professional Help

A blend of quality writing and design can be a great way to attract the attention of one and all. This holds true for your resume as well. If you want to crack any job, a well planned resume is the primary requirement. When you are planning to shape your own resume, it is possible that you might miss out on some points or not highlight different topics, which deserve importance. Hence, it is always advisable that you go for a professional service to build your resume. It helps to create an…


Added by Richard on November 27, 2013 at 4:09am — No Comments

3 things you must have for clients to continue paying you. (Video)

The truth is that clients are deserting the recruitment industry in droves.  In many cases they are cynical about our value and skeptical about our ability to deliver anything they can’t get themselves. As we are all aware, they are building sophisticated systems, and hiring internal recruiting experts, specifically to cut out third-party recruiters. And the impact is real and being felt everywhere.

The RIB Report in Australia…


Added by Greg Savage on November 26, 2013 at 10:18pm — 1 Comment

The Best Person For The Job

In practically all cases, an organization strives to identify and select the best person for the job.

Ads for open positions are overflowing with lists of requirements for experience and education in an effort to prevent those that don’t meet stated criteria from applying. Nevertheless, various statistics reveal the low ratio of qualified applicants versus immense volumes of unqualified…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

What Professional Recruiters Can Learn from College Greek Life

Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Dan Seaman.

Effective recruiting is what turns an average company into a great company, and HR professionals can turn not only to other professional organizations for best practices, but also to other institutions that seek to recruit top talent.

Fraternities and sororities, for example,…


Added by Elise Jennings on November 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

4 Payroll Funding Options for Contract Staffing Recrutiers

One of the most difficult aspects of contract staffing from a recruiter's perspective is funding the payroll. The nature of contract staffing requires you, as the employer of the contractors, to pay the contractors BEFORE you are paid by the client.  While you pay your contractors weekly or at least every other week, it could be 30 to 90 days before you receive payment from the clients. You could have several thousand dollars outstanding at any one time for just one…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 26, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments

3 MORE Hot Recruiting Topics We Should Shut Up About, Already

Last week's post, "3 Hot Recruiting Trends We Should Shut Up About, Already" created a ton of comments and conversation about some of the "trends" that real…


Added by Matt Charney on November 26, 2013 at 10:14am — 5 Comments

Would you hire an overqualified candidate?

with the abundance of talent in the current job market it is a great opportunity for employers to go about picking the best candidates out there. Results from the Job Index Survey, August 2013, indicate that 31% of the region’s companies will be ‘definitely hiring’, and 37% will be ‘probably hiring’ during the first half of 2014. Job fairs are…


Added by Apeksha on November 26, 2013 at 8:47am — No Comments

Do you REALLY know what you're hiring for?


I am speaking to employers and business owners all the time.

As part of our popular RecruiterMatch offering, before a prospective client is matched with the most suitable recruiter, I will often contact the business owner or hiring manager to really drill down on their specific hiring needs.

Believe me this saves a lot of…


Added by Paul Slezak on November 25, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

iMiser a metaseach with a twist!!

iMiser a metaseach with a twist!!

iMiser is a metsearch that is also a repository, were you can store the things you find thatyou want to keep. What iMiser does is…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 25, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Human Resource Planning with the Trailer Park Boys

Although we Canadians all know who the Trailer Park Boys are, there is a minute possibility that some of you non-Canadians reading this don’t.  So aside from the surprisingly detailed Wikipedia entry, let me add briefly that most seasons of the Trailer Park Boys would go somewhat along these lines:

Julian (the visionary trailer park boy) would devise a big picture, potentially lucrative (but illegal) scheme…


Added by Chad Schnaterly on November 25, 2013 at 6:52pm — No Comments

I Was Addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I Turned Myself Around

Do overs. We all want them from time to time. We find ourselves in regrettable situations and second guess the actions and thoughts that got us there in the first place, and then wish we could "turn myself around" and do it over again. Of course, there's no guaranty that our do-over would be any better than our original action/decision - but we always assume so. Maybe it's…


Added by Doug Douglas on November 25, 2013 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Does Your CEO Know that You Just Cost the Company $300K????

Remember when you were young and just starting your adult life and you said that you wanted to get married, but you wanted to wait a while "until we can afford it"? Or when you were a newlywed and people started asking you what your plans were for having kids, and you answered with, "We've discussed it and we're going to wait until we can afford it."  In…


Added by Doug Douglas on November 25, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments

You Don't Have it Bad...Be Thankful

What a presumptuous title, huh? Speaking from personal experience and observation, I have found that no matter what circumstance you find yourself in currently, if you look around you, you can almost always find someone else who is going through an even more difficult circumstance.

Two Thanksgivings ago, I was not in a good place. I had just been diagnosed with cancer…


Added by Doug Douglas on November 25, 2013 at 6:08pm — No Comments

The Best of Both Worlds (IRM - Integrated Recruitment Model)

I just wrapped up a webcast for SHRM today on a new recruitment model that I believe will allow all organizations to have the most effective and efficient recruitment strategy available. It's called IRM (Integrated Recruitment Model). Below is the transcript of the session. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. A LinkedIn group has been created specifically for this topic to discuss IRM in an open fashion.…


Added by Doug Douglas on November 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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